Bud Koenemund

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Gender MALE
Location Pomona, New York, United States
Introduction I am 48 years old, and currently live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I began writing my first story while serving in the United States Army. I write poetry, short stories, novels, songs, editorials/opinion pieces, news stories, screenplays, satire, erotica, and anything else that strikes me. At any given time, I have about a dozen writing projects in various stages of completion, and a few more banging around in my head. I get many of my best writing ideas while I'm in bed, driving, showering, or on the toilet; and I keep a pen and paper in all those locations (OK, in the shower I use children's bath crayons on the tiles). Most of the time, I write from inspiration - I've had times when I've written a Shakespearean sonnet during a 15 minute drive, or awakened from a sound sleep, wrote a poem in a few minutes, and then gone back to sleep. Now, on a distasteful, though sadly necessary, note: Unless otherwise noted, quotated, and/or attributed to another author, the works on this page are solely the intellectual property of Bud Koenemund, and as such are protected by copyright.
Interests Reading, writing, movies, music, seeing Shakespeare's plays performed on the stage, politics (Common Sense Conservatism), history, hockey, trivia, driving, cooking, photography, causing trouble, and (occasionally) saving the world!
Favorite Movies The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit (the six greatest films ever made by the hand of man), Star Wars (all six episodes), The Godfather Trilogy (yes, even The Godfather III), Henry V (Branagh), Finding Neverland, Dead Poets Society, Shakespeare in Love, BlackHawk Down, Almost Famous (Untitled Bootleg Cut), Saving Private Ryan, Hamlet (Branagh), Fandango, With Honors, Good Will Hunting, The Usual Suspects, Se7en, Cyrano de Bergerac (Ferrer) The Princess Bride, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life, Mister Roberts, High Noon, Casablanca, Othello (Branagh), Apocalypse Now, Citizen Kane, The Manchurian Candidate (1962), American History X, Platoon, Gardens of Stone, Conspiracy, Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl, Chasing Amy, Young Frankenstein, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, L.A. Confidential, Silverado, Breaking Away, Jarhead, Garden State, Jersey Girl, Beauty and the Beast, Rent, the girl in the cafe, Superman Returns, Serenity, Bobby, Pride & Prejudice (2005), The Shawshank Redemption. That'll do, for a start.
Favorite Music Classic Rock (Clapton, the Beatles, the Eagles, Genesis/Phil Collins, Jimi, the Allmans, Skynyrd, CCR, Floyd, Elton, Billy Joel, et al.) I like a little of everything, from Mozart to Metallica. Newer favs: Staind, Foo Fighters, 3 Doors Down, Linkin Park, Rascal Flatts, and (always) Sarah McLachlan. I like songwriters who seem to have a lot of the same t-shirts as I do.
Favorite Books The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (ummm...William Shakespeare), The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien), The Cask of Amontillado and The Black Cat (Edgar Allan Poe), Cyrano de Bergerac (Edmund Rostand), The Long Gray Line (Rick Atkinson), Faith of my Fathers (Sen. John McCain), Executive Orders (Tom Clancy), A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Mark Twain), The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald), The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck), Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) You have to read it to get it; get it?, Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), War on the Middle Class (Lou Dobbs), A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare - 1599 (James Shapiro), Frankenstein (Mary Shelley), A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens), The Hero With a Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell), The Path Between the Seas and John Adams (David McCullough), The Killer Angels (Michael Shaara), Gods and Generals (Jeff Shaara), Night Shift and The Stand (Stephen King). I hated these two, but they taught me something: Bartleby the Scrivener (Herman Melville) and Entropy (Thomas Pynchon).